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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Sep 29, 2012 8:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Frank Zappa must be a Guy Thing

That is an interesting point, and true in my experience . Mostly, "chicks" don't like Zappa . Even aside the "Yellow Snow", "Titties and Beer" stuff , and his crusty persona , his musical invention tends not to be the sort of thing that most women get into . In my 24 years selling Classical music, I sold very little Stravinsky, or Varese to female costumers .
Now sidestepping the "why do women in general like this sort of music and not this other music " debate, I might mention a few albums of his that might not be too offensive, or at least more femme-friendly ...
Burnt Weenie Sandwich - Except for the opening and closing songs , that are sort of doo-whop things , this is an instrumental album , with mostly agreeable melodies, and some jazz solos .
Waka/Jawaka, and/or The Grand Wazoo - Zappa's big band albums . A few vocal songs .
And for albums with vocals
We're Only In It For The Money - Really crazy, his response to the "Sgt. Pepper" era . Mostly social commentary. Some pretty weird stuff, but nothing that would scare a Deadhead Also you get to hear Eric Clapton say "It's GOD , It's GOD, I SEE GOD !".
One Size Fits All - Mostly a fun album . Nothing too offensive here, unless you love the city of San Bernardino . Has the great fusion treat "Inca Roads", and his stab at mock Wagnaria "Sofa".
Just some ideas .